1. paul bond

    TV Guide remix: Noir106 style


    Do they still have TV Guides? I haven’t looked at one since the 90s. The cable people I know all use the on-screen guides, and the rest of us out here in the wilderness are lucky if we can get two channels, so what’s the point of a guide?

    But …

  2. paul bond

    Party on, Garth


    Her mouth was a crimson velvet petal,
    Her hair was beaten from gun-metal.

    That couplet from The Wild Party always stuck with me. The contrast makes it striking, but the gun-metal metaphor is something else. Primarily it’s meant to describe color, but it brings so many other connotations – something …

  3. paul bond

    Cat scratch fever


    Catwoman, by Darwyn Cooke/Ed Brubaker

    I don’t think I ever read The Postman Always Rings Twice before. I saw the 80s movie a long time ago, and the 40s film a few weeks ago, but didn’t notice the cat theme until I read it last night. I’m no supercutter like …

  4. paul bond

    Thoughts on Noir106, week one


    Just about everyone got off to a good start in Noir106. Quite a few people said they found the first week challenging, but they got through it. That’s good, because the intensity doesn’t let up. A big round of noirplause for everyone!

    Everything you need to know for Week 2 …

  5. paul bond



    I like the examples of noir that people are coming up with. Some of it is what I expected, and some are off the wall (which I also expected). Paul Schrader, in his Notes on Film Noir, describes noir as a style more than a genre. So I thought …

  6. paul bond

    Life gets easier


    So CogDog informed me that auto-embedding has been a feature of WordPress for a while. I just accidentally discovered this while doing my last post. I guess there’s no excuse for not embedding now.

    Soundcloud offers two different embed codes, so you have some control over the appearance. I can …

  7. paul bond

    Listing, linking, and embedding


    Burtis talked about this. I thought I’d spell it out with pictures.

    There are a number of ways to get media into WordPress. One that you DON’T want to do is just list the URL, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C_k7CxlvZ8

    Readers could get to the video I posted with that, but …

  8. paul bond

    The noir experiment


    Today begins our latest experiment in digital storytelling, Noir106. It’s ds106 with a noir twist, but it’s more than that too. We’re running three sections as one big group. It will be fascinating to see what kind of connections, collaborations and inspirations come out of that. We’re hoping the …

  9. jmeadows128

    A Farewell to DS106


    It has been quite a semester, has it not?  Throughout the course of the semester, we has been involved in a plethora of various media and creative thingamajigs.  This post is more of a footnote than anything substantial, as it just serves as a checklist for the multitude of “non-assignment” …

  10. ahotcrazymess

    I Can’t Believe It’s Over


    Well…it’s finally come to an end…I didn’t quite end in the hardcore way I wanted to but life got in the way and I did the best I could. Don’t blame me, blame Pre-Calculus and me being too old to pass without a tutor and a curve.

    I still managed …

  11. ahotcrazymess

    Props to “Unto Others”


    Since no one else signed up to discuss this episode I figured I would kick it old school and just blog about it as I couldn’t let the classic lines and plot in this episode not be given the props they deserve.

    There was a lot going on in this …

  12. Reverend

    The Wire Come to Life


    For the final project in Wire 106 students were asked to chose a character from the HBO series The Wire and build an online presence for them across several social media sites. It’s been interesting experience these narratives because they hit me at the strangest times when I’m not looking …

  13. jhillber

    Digital Identity


    Jeremy HillberrydigitalID

    Before taking the digital studies course, I only had basic knowledge of digital identities which consisted of updating my facebook account every few months out of the year. I never paid attention to twitter, never knew the intricacies of Wikipedia, only paid attention to gif videos in online …

  14. nixmem

    Module 3 Reflection


    For this last project module for DGST101, my group (and apparently many other groups!) chose to experiment with animated GIFs. To differentiate ourselves from what other groups would possibly talk about, we decided to look at how GIFs help to display reactions, education, and art, tips for making GIFs, and …

  15. wafflestomper

    Bubbles: Reflections


    Hi there friends! Just an update on what’s been happening this last year for me.  Soon things are going to get real busy around here and I wanted to catch everyone up while I had a few moments. I can’t believe it was just a short time ago that I …

  16. Reverend

    Wire 106: Week 16 – Game Over


    Seemed like just yesterday we were preparing for the big adventure that was #wire106.

    But 50 episode of The Wire later, and 2336 posts of awesome, as of this moment, looks like the game is over.

    Given it is finals week, and ds106 has been a ton of work …

  17. meredith

    Finishing Up!


    This is so bittersweet! My last post for wire106 and ds106 (hopefully not ds106)! This semester was so much fun and its all thanks to this class! Ds1o6 was my favorite class I’ve taken so far here at UMW and I’m really glad I decided to take it. I was …

  18. jhillber

    DS106, Wire106 wrap up


    Hey this is Chris, I got access to a computer real quick just to let you know I’m still surviving up in here. The Maryland State Prison is nothing for me, this place will never break me, I’m a man and too hard to get softened up by prison. I’ve …

  19. jhillber

    Tutorial: Post-It Notes And Grocery Lists!


    1. Open paint program for your Operating System.

    2. Create Post it note colored squares to replicate note pads.

    3. Insert text and type in notes and lists for your character.

    4. Change the text font to resemble handwriting (Example: Bradely Hand ITC)

    5. Arrange the notes to look like …